Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2019 12:02 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: April 19, 2019
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States
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About Me

UGH … I turn 50 on the 31st of March! How did this happen?

PLEASE Remember to add the NAME of the SWAP you are SENDING. I am in several groups … including ones not on SB. It makes it challenging to figure out who I should thank if there is no name of swap. I do this too once in awhile so don't feel bad:>

JESLIN HERNANDEZ … from Washington … I received a very nice envelope from you, but no clue what group or what swap. Please MESSAGE me:>

Just a little Pet Peeve I guess ... but my name is LoriAnn (not Lori)... I will answer to Lori, but I much prefer my real name:>

I will be 50 … in March!!! Most days I do not feel this old, but where are all these silver hairs coming from? I am a SAHM, to Hannah Michelle (age 11). Hannah is a wonderful, Special Needs child who has multiple challenges, but never lets it define her. I have basically been a "Hoosier" all my life ... born and raised. I call Indianapolis home, but I am a "wanna be beach girl". DREAM BIG ... right?!

Wanna know more??? I love Pen Pals (hint ... hint)!

I welcome International Pen Pals!!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love to try new types of crafts. Got something you love to do? Share it with me and maybe some supplies to get started!

I love trying different types of Media to paint. I am by far no artist. I like to Alter things!

I LOVE to make things out of left over materials. Not junkie left overs, but things you would use, but maybe just not want anymore.

I have always enjoyed Scrap Booking and Card Making. I absolutely love to make Envelopes!!! I also like enjoy doing any type of Altered Art, Journals (all types including Circle and Junk).

Since joining SB I have gotten into ROLOS and ATC's!!! I am now wanting to try FLIP BOOKS and POCKET LETTERS.

I am learning to sew and so is Hannah so we love fabric! I will gladly take useable scraps!

I also enjoy cooking and baking … I have won several RECIPE CONTESTS!!! I just got a Instant Pot and love getting new recipes that others have tried. I want to learn how to can this learn. I love good bread recipes too!

In the Spring and Summer I love to work in my backyard.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. I will read anything that looks or sounds interesting!

I don't really limit myself to one genre. I like to read Modern Romance, Chick-Lit, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, and Mystery. I will read some Sci-Fi and Horror as long as it is not pure "slasher" type. I am not a big fan of Historical Romance, but if you find one that is a "must" read, I will give it a try. I would like to read more of the Classics this year, that I have not read. Got a good one that you love ... suggest it please!

I can't say I have a "favorite author". I like James Patterson, Ted Dekker, Harlan Coban, Elin Hilderbrand, Lynsay Sands and so many others!

If you are a reader, I would love to hear what you like to read and some of your favorite authors. I love suggestions.

For 2012, I have challenged myself on GOOD READS and challenged myself to read through the alphabet (reading a different author for ever letter of the alphabet.) I have started a READING JOURNAL. If you are interested in a Private Swap and doing a Reading Journal together ... please message me.

"I have a love/hate relationship with e-readers. I love them because I can carry them with me. I hate them because I miss the smell and feel of a book in my hands."

Favorite Music

I am a child of music ... my parents loved music and I have fond memories of dancing around the house with them and being exposed to music early on. I use to think my Dad was Bowzer (Sha Na Na) because of a picture of him in his younger days in a white dinner jacket and greased back hair.

I love music from the 70's up till now! I like a lot of the older one hit wonders. Think oldies ... Afternoon Delight, Pina Coloda, I'd really Love To See You Tonight. 80's and current one hit wonders are good too. I listen to almost anything, but Rap and Gospel (there's nothing wrong with it ... just not me).

If I had to pick one genre ... I guess it would be country. Old and new.

I am a big fan of Rod Stewart's Song Book make overs! Can you sexy?! Phil Collin's make overs of old songs are great too as well as his music ... the man is awesome!

The Phantom of the Opera is a really big mood music and full of memories for me.

Hawaii artists that redo American songs are GREAT! Try listening to Kolea who sings "Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold" (originally y by Dan Seals. Listen to the words and how he sings them. Try Ka'au Crater Boys and Ten Feet Under (especially Islands In the Stream).

If anyone wants to burn me cd's ... as a trade, RAOK, etc. let me know!!! I will be happy to do the same for you!

Favorite Television

I watch a variety of tv shows. I guess I should write them all down so I can share them with you.


Colors: I'm not a color snob … I like all colors. I am not a big pink person, but I don't dislike it.


The only known allergy I have is PICKLES and TUNA ... don't see that being sent (I hope). I don't like CHERRIES, but if something cherry is sent I have two in the house that will eat.

I don't drink coffee very much anymore. Then I do it is only a Keurig Pod. I love tea and my daughter loves hot chocolate. The only tea I really don't like is Green Tea.

I would really like to try some chocolates and various candies from other countries!!! YUMMY!!! I love all types of chocolate ... white, regular, dark. Some of my favorites are KIT KATS and REESE'S ... I hear our International buddies have some really different flavors!

I also like GUM and SUCKERS!!! And Hannah will "fight me for suckers so if you find something unique for her, your sure to get a HEART!


Post Cards: We collect them to add to our "Where in the World" post card wall. If you are sending them in with another swap could you please write something interesting on the back. If it is part of a swap we prefer them naked unless the swap says otherwise.

GAME PIECES: SCRABBLE TILES, DOMINOES (any size), GAME BOARDS (can be cut down … I use them for misc crafts)

Greeting Cards, Note Cards, Stationary ... I have really hard time finding stationary ... would love some that you find. Home cards and envelopes are awesome!!!

TAPE … any kind … left overs welcomed!!!

PENS, MARKERS, WRITING UTENSILS … I love pens. It is very dangerous to let me go into a office supply place.

JOURNALS ... blank or decorated

SCRAP BOOK PAPER ... scraps ... left overs are great.

ATC ... supplies!





STICKERS ... no FREE stickers unless they are just extras for Hannah.

LETTER STICKERS ... a mix bag of left overs is great.

CHIPBOARD ... anything



FABRIC ... I am learning to sew and I'm addicted. I would love some fabric... any kind (not boyish) ... any type ... any size.


Things for Hannah

Anything that I can make or may have in my stash that can make you have a HAPPY MAIL DAY!!!

If you want to extras for Hannah are always appreciated. Her favorite color is blue. She loves paper and stickers. Post cards and things about where you live. She also like most little girls loves the "blind packages" of My Little Ponies, LOL Dolls, Shopkins, etc. She loves all kinds of animals. Her favorites ... turtles, horses and elephants.


*Nutcrackers ... all kinds ... all seasons (yes, they really do have Halloween and Thanksgiving ones. I would love to see a Easter Bunny one!)

*Witches ... I love Halloween and I decided I need lots of witches. All kinds ... all sizes ... even ornaments or ones that hang!

*Snowmen ... any type. I don't like snow or cold, but these little guys, gals, kids are so cute!

*Antique Kitchen Items ... do you have items that you can't figure out what to do with from Grandma?

If you are interested in a SWAP for something I collect … MESSAGE me please.

If you want a post card from me ... MESSAGE me!!!

International Senders

I love post cards, pamphlets, information! We home school so anything you can think of that would be interesting ... please send! It will always get you a HEART!

Foreign currency, grocery ads, newspaper clippings, menus, etc!!!


sharmison33 rated for 20 Stamped Images on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: I LOVE the stamps! Thanks so much 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for this really cool postcard!
jandmterry rated for BLIND ENVELOPE #4 on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
lemooon rated for Travelling Notebook Adventures #4 on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I'm excited! Have a great day!
allieo rated for Recycled cardboard swap ---March on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Your cardboard has arrived :)
Rainydancer rated for Handmade Bookmark on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: thanks
Comment: Lovely card, thank you!
jandmterry rated for EASTER EGG and GOODIES on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: I loved everything!!! Thank you so much!!
tristitia rated for BLIND ENVELOPE #3 on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: So springy! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the Birthday goodies!!Wonderful selection of pretty stickers,Love the book/journal and the sunflower seeds. They are one of my favorite flowers. Right on time too, my birthday is Saturday.
CreativeCitrine rated for Notecard with a Prompt #4 on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Always so nice to get a swap from you. Like you I've never outgrown art supplies. Now I have more "toys" than ever jaja! Thank you so much for the extras.
Comment: Thank you.
Apelser rated for PPWAH Categories Letter #2 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter that arrived safely in my post box. I enjoyed reading it and will answer your letter soon.
Apelser rated for Questions For A Better You #6 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed reading more about you. Hope you enjoyed the swaps.
jandmterry rated for KEEP IT SIMPLE: WEEK 11 on Mar 30, 2019
Comment: I loved it!
KarenLaneWV rated for MINI-FLOWISH JOURNAL on Mar 29, 2019
Comment: Wow, can I give you 10 hearts??? Amazing! You really sent me a treasure. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it!!!! I did the journal really different this time!!!
Vishakha rated for Travelling Letter Round 4 on Mar 28, 2019
shinyserra rated for FLOW POCKET LETTER on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: What a fun swap! I had so much fun going through all of the pockets!
Comment: Got the updated letter! Thank you
thureris rated for YTPC: Scrap Samplers on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of scraps!!! And for the washi samples too. :)

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DaisyNY on Mar 29, 2019:

Remember this one? Here's how it turned out:

Collaboration 59

earthnk on Mar 21, 2019:

Hi, mailed your handmade postcard today. It was created for you and your daughter to have fun with. Hope you have it soon!

yvonne401 on Mar 20, 2019:

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring brings new growth, weed out the bad and make room for something beautiful.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 17, 2019:

A good friend is like a four leaf clover. Hard to find but lucky to have.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

splendorpursuit on Mar 16, 2019:

Thank you SO much for your contribution on my Collab PC. It’s so beautiful and your doillie and stamping definitely helped make it shine. As my first ‘homed’ PC it will now be part of my ‘favorites’ collection. ❤️

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2019:

I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day full of love, flowers, chocolate, and whatever else makes you happy.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2018:

Hoping you had a Merry Christmas!

May you have a Happy New Year and may the coming year bring you much happiness and good health!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a safe and happy winter!

I stood beside a HiLL Smooth with new-laid snow A single star looked out From the cold evening glow. There was no other creature That saw what I could see I stood and watched the evening STAR As long as it watched me.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Kathy821 on Dec 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for working on my enjoy every moment postcard in Art Collab! It's beautiful!

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